CODAN transceiver introduction
are my two Codan HF radios.
So this is one of the reasons why I bought the old crusty Codans.
They are both Codan 7277's the black one being a newer version ,
essentially identical apart from the option variations.
Codan radios are produced in my home country of Australia and they are
well known among residents living away from the populated areas.
I doubt there is actually any other radio made in the later half of the
20th century that has had such a valued impact upon people anywhere in
They are iconiclly country Australian , just the same as baby eating
Dingo's , Kangaroo's , Boomerangs , Wool and Gold.
But how can a radio have such a huge impact on a nation as big as OZ.?
It all started a long time ago when emergency medical services found it
impossible to provide quick response times to patients living in remote
Around this time home or mobile based radio transceiver sets made it
possible for emergency calls to be made and then the doctors could come
to your farm in a aeroplane and land on a dirt strip at or near your
This was the birth of the RFDS - The Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Who knows how many lives were saved by the RFDS. !!
No doubt tens of thousands have been treated in outback settlements for
disease prevention and when giving birth.